US catalytic converter thefts rise, Ohio ranks fourth in US

COLUMBUS (Sept. 8, 2016) Ohio catalytic converter thefts rank fourth highest in the US for the eight-year period of 2008-15, according to a report released today by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). The report notes that insured US thefts are up 23% since 2008.

The average cost to replace a catalytic converter is between $634 and $1,408 according to Repair Pal, depending on the size of the car and overall converter system. This does not include other vehicle damage that might have occurred in the process of removing the catalytic converter, which could run into additional thousands.

The Ohio Insurance Institute (OII) has prepared Ohio-specific information that includes catalytic converter theft data by year and city (based on NICB data), along with an FAQ that includes consumer theft prevention tips, insurance coverage, state laws and examples of recent theft activity in the Buckeye state.

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For more information:
Ohio  Dean Fadel, 614.228.1593
NICB  Frank Scafidi, 916.979.1510